Saturday, March 31, 2012

Look in my Lunchbox Linky Party!!

I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for a fun linky party!! 


Here is a picture of my cute lunch bag and cup.   I won this lunch bag in a fantastic giveaway from Amy at The Resource(ful) Room!!  I also have an older 31 lunch bag that I use sometimes.

I take my lunch everyday. . . .but, somedays I do change my mind and decide to eat the school lunch instead.  I usually pack either a ham or turkey sandwich, chips or pretzels and fruit.  Sometimes, I also have cookies or brownies for dessert.  Other days, I bring leftovers for lunch.

My lunch is from 11:30 - 11:55.  This is a normal lunch time, but most of my firsties are very hungry by this time.  We do have a morning snack, so that helps them some.  I have a duty free lunch.  I eat lunch with my team members and after all our chatting I usually have little time to eat my lunch (oh . . . also I sometimes have to take time to go to the restroom or make a quick copy if needed)!! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Great Giveaways

I have found some great giveaways the past few days!

Erica is giving away an autographed copy of her new book "20 Super Spelling Centers"!! Hurry on over it ends tonight.

Kaleigh is having a giveaway for reaching 100 followers!! 

Tammy is having a giveaway for reaching almost 200 followers! She is so close to 200!  Hop on over and follow her if you don't already.

Erin is having a MyMemories Scrapbooking software giveaway!

Pam is having a 1000 followers giveaway! Hop on over to see what you could win!

Amy is having a fantastic giveaway!!  She is giving away a $50.00 gift card to whatever store the winner chooses.

Happy Birthday TBA!!  Teaching Blog Addict is turning one on April 8th!  To celebrate their 1st birthday, several authors offered to donate their amazing products and gifts!  Don't miss your chance to win 24 teacher-made products and 2 Amazon gift cards!

Lisa from Live Laugh and Love to Learn in Second Grade is having a Super Spring Giveaway!

Teri from A Cupcake for the Teacher is having a fabulous giveaway!!  She is celebrating 1000 followers! 

Also, check out Cole's Little Pups' new Butterfly and Frog Life Cycle unit... it looks great!!! Click {HERE} to go to her TpT store!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A K-2 Linky Party

I am joining a fantastic linky party.  Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle is hosting a linky party for all K-2 blogs!!  Hop on over and you may find some new blogs to follow!

Monday, March 19, 2012

I {Heart} My New Smartboard!!!

Last year, we had one classroom in my school that had a Smart Board. Each teacher had a designated time when you could take your class to this Smart classroom. This past summer, the intermediate and kindergarten classrooms were installed with Smart Boards. First grade, Second grade, and Third grade teachers were told that we may get our Smart Boards over winter break, after a few fundraisers and our Winter Carnival. So, our white boards were taken down and moved over this past fall to prepare for our Smart Boards {YAY!!!}. However, after we returned from winter break and there were no Smart Boards……….it looked like it would be next summer before they would be installed. My wall looked very sad and empty!

But, in February the Smart Boards arrived at school!! They were installed last week over Spring Break!! I am still waiting for someone to finish installing and hooking the cables up but…… it looks like we are getting close!! My wall is much happier now!! So are my students and me!!

I am so excited to begin using it in my classroom!! I don’t have much experience and would love suggestions. If you have a Smart Board in your classroom, do you create your own lessons? What types of activities/lessons do you use it for the most? Thanks!!